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ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern (Windows Mobile)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.bigfishgames.com:
    Walk the path of Arok, a prehistoric tribesman in search of his destiny in Echo: Secret of the Lost Cavern. His journey will take him into the heart of an enchanted mountain and through a cavernous maze. Armed with his wits, and the help of a mysterious spirit guide, Arok seeks out magic cave paintings to help him solve cunning puzzles and face deadly traps. Modeled after the real-world cave network of Lascaux in France, this Adventure game is sure to challenge and inspire.
    • Clever and intuitive puzzles.
    • Breath-taking environments.
    • Explore the Lascaux cavern.
    • Get help at our Forums
    • Get the Strategy Guide!

    Contributed by jaXen (21280) on Sep 24, 2009.

www.GamersGate.com - Mac (World):
    Secret of the Lost Cavern plunges the player into an inspiring adventure that takes place during the Paleolithic period in prehistoric time, 15,000 years B.C. At this time, our ancestors were able to communicate with one another, create fire, cook meat, cut flint and make spears for hunting... They also could express themselves artistically, by playing music and painting frescoes on the walls of the caverns, as seen today in the renowned Lascaux Cave.

    During this Stone Age adventure, the life of a young hunter, Arok, is revealed. While on a fruitless hunt, Arok discovers an entry to a cavern marked with a strange symbol. It reminds him a charismatic traveller who ventured through the lands of his clan a few years before.

    This traveller, Klem, a painter and sorcerer with the gift of speaking with the spirits of the world through the gorgeous paintings he creates on the walls of the caverns along his journeys.

    During his journey, Arok must survive the rugged wilderness: brave wild animals, learn how to build a "spear thrower" (a tool alowing a strong and fast launch of an assegai), lure a ferocious bear away from his lair, harpoon huge salmons, traverse raging rivers...

    Secret of the Lost Cavern is available in english, french, german, spanish and italian languages.

    • By the developers of the highly acclaimed adventure game "Return to Mysterious Island inspired by the Jules Verne classic.
    • Hyper-realitic graphics, amazing environments including rivers, green valleys, troglodyte caves... and prehistoric animal and characters to interact with.
    • Solves numerous riddles with the help of an integrated encyclopedia to learn all customs and techniques of our ancestors.
    • The Lascaux Caves is represented in 3D for the first time in a video game.

    Contributed by Zeppin (8355) on Jul 20, 2009.

www.kheops-studio.fr:
    RETURN TO WHERE WE WERE BORN… In 15,000 B.C., strange symbols found while hunting remind Arok of an encounter with a charismatic traveler a long time ago. In order for him to find his long-forgotten friend, the most brilliant painter of Prehistoric times, Arok begins a long and perilous journey.
    Play as Arok and enter a fascinating and bewitching Stone Age adventure. Learn about Prehistoric life, follow the path of your mentor and work with him to recreate the paintings of the renowned Lascaux Cave.
    Venture through a wild time and decipher the symbols left by our ancestors.
    Hunt, fish, cut stones, paint animated frescoes and take part in mysterious shamanist ceremonies to win your place among the Lascaux Cave artist tribe.
    Will you be able to come through our ancestors’ secrets and survive in this wild and harsh world?

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Aug 09, 2006.

Back of Box - Windows (US):
    Delve into an inspiring world of exploration and enlightenment as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and intrigue. Venture across beautifully rugged landscapes and discover a primitive world through the eyes of Arok... but be sure to use your wits and keen awareness of the terrain to survive the vast wilderness.

    As your journey leads you to one of mankind's forgotten wonders, you will encounter many fascinating characters, but only help from a chosen few will reveal the secrets of the lost cavern.

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    Use your resources cleverly to complete your journey
    A fascinating and evolving storyline
    Solve a variety of engaging and challenging puzzles throughout

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Mar 18, 2006.

Inside Flaps - Windows (US):

    Your Journey Awaits...

    "...a fresh story and some intriguing gameplay..."
    Just Adventure

    "The game looks superb, in a word..."
    GameSpot.com



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    Explore lush and vast photo-realistic environments
    Interesting characters and detailed 3D environments
    Locations to captivate and intrigue your imagination

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Mar 18, 2006.

adventurecompanygames.com/tac/echo/index.html:
    Description:

    Experience the primitive world through the eyes of Arok, a young boy who aspires to become more than just a hunter/gatherer like the people of his clan. Inspired by the paintings of Klem, the “Michelangelo” of his time, Arok is propelled on a journey in search of his mentor which leads him to the heart of a mysterious cavern.

    Venture into a world of exploration and intrigue as you solve primordial puzzles and use your wits to survive the vast wilderness. Interact with many fascinating characters from this archaic time, as they lead you to the Klem and one of mankind’s forgotten wonders.

    Features:
    • Puzzles: innovative inventory system allows you to combine and create new tools and items necessary to solve an array of thought provoking puzzles
    • Exploration: photo-realistic environments of pristine landscapes and rugged wilderness
    • Survival: hunt, fish, and fend off predators that threaten your quest
    • Create Masterful Works of Art: they will come to life and their stories will help you along your journey
    • In-game Encyclopaedia: filled with historically accurate data on the Palaeolithic period

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Jul 06, 2005.

Press Release:

    The Adventure Company Ships ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern



    Uncover the Mysteries of a Forgotten Time



    Toronto, July 5, 2005 – The Adventure Company, a leading publisher of adventure games, today announced ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has shipped to retailers across North America for Windows.



    In ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern, players assume the role of Arok, a young boy who hopes to become more than just a hunter/gatherer like the people of his clan. He ventures out on his own on a perilous journey of exploration and enlightenment. Travel the rugged terrain and vast, pristine landscapes. You must use your wits and puzzle solving skills to survive the wilds of nature. Learn to fish, hunt, and fend off predators along your journey taking you far from your clan into the heart of one of mankind’s forgotten wonders. You will encounter many fascinating characters who will help you on your quest, but only a chosen few will reveal the secrets of the lost cavern.



    Game Features

    • Solve a multitude of engaging puzzles and participate in enchanting shamanistic ceremonies
    • Explore captivating photo-realistic environments including far-reaching landscapes and the depths of magnificent cave systems
    • Use your resources cleverly to survive the wilds of nature: hunt, fish, and fend off predators that may threaten your quest
    • Create masterful works of art whose stories will help you along your journey
    • Access the in-game encyclopedia filled with historically accurate data on the Paleolithic period



    Developed by Kheops Studio, ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone. Download the official trailer at http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/echo/index.html.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Jul 06, 2005.